Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Trad Tuesday: Uilleann Piping



All about Uilleann Piping. I have no lung capacity, so I always thought that if I wanted to play the pipes, I might take up the Uilleann Pipes.
They are the characteristic national bagpipe of Ireland. Earlier known in English as "union pipes", their current name is a partial translation of the Irish-language term píobaí uilleann (literally, "pipes of the elbow"), from their method of inflation. There is no historical record of the name or use of the term 'uilleann pipes' before the twentieth century.